Manchester United are considering an approach for FC Porto winger Yacine Brahimi as an alternative to AS Monaco's teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe.
The 18-year-old has been in fine form for the Ligue 1 outfit and his display for Monaco has seen him attract interest from the top clubs across Europe. The Red Devils are believed to be keen on signing him, while he is also wanted by United's league rivals Arsenal and La Liga giants Real Madrid.
The Old Trafford club had 14 draws so far in the Premier League this season, which is the highest number of draws for any team in England's top flight club competition. Jose Mourinho is determined to convert those draws into three points next season and believes he can achieve it by injecting more pace in his side's attack.
With Mbappe set to join Real, United have turned their attention towards Brahimi. He was wanted by Arsene Wenger's side and Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool last summer. In addition to this, Everton were also keen on signing him as the Toffees were the firm favourites to land him. However, the deal did not take shape and the French-born Algerian international continued at Porto.
The Portuguese club inserted a £51m ($65.8m) release clause in Brahimi's contract and United must match his asking price in order to secure his services in the summer transfer window.
Brahimi changed his agent earlier in March and is now represented by Jonathan Barnett's Stellar Group. They already have two of their players — Luke Shaw and Timothy Fosu-Mensah — at United and should the winger join the Red Devils, he will be the third player from the same agency at Old Trafford.